51: A Podcaster I am Thankful For: Carolyn Kiel, An Episode of Beyond Six Seconds

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
As it is Thanksgiving week here in the United States, and since this is a podcast episode, I thought it would be appropriate to share a podcaster I am thankful for.
 
Please note that, of course, I am incredibly thankful for my patient and supportive husband, my incredibly creative and kind-hearted daughter, my friends and extended family, my health, and all that comes with the privilege of being alive on this earth at this moment. 
 
Oh, and pumpkin pie – thankful for pumpkin pie! I WILL treat myself with some pumpkin pie. 
 
While this episode is a bit longer than my usual episode, it is an incredibly interesting listen. Carolyn was kind enough to share one of her episodes with me that I handpicked for you. Nikhil Pampati is a high school senior who has created a nonprofit that is incredibly needed and inspiring. I invite you to listen to this episode, maybe even take a listen in the car with your child(ren) and have some exciting discussions about it.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • Why Christine is thankful for Carolyn Kiel
    • The amazingness that is the Beyond Six Seconds Podcast
    • Who Nikhil Pampati is and learn about Jobscopia

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Did you have the opportunity to explore a career you were interested in? 
  2. What is your favorite part of this episode? 

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I don’t think I have ever been so proud to wear a T-shirt. I knew @shepodcasts live would be life changing but I seriously have no words for where I am in my headspace right now. @anguseyetea my kindred spirit and the newest member of my family. 😉 Honored to have you call me mom anytime, and I can’t wait to see the impact you make on this world. You are a force to be reckoned with and you are 500 times stronger than you give yourself credit for. @beyond6seconds my very first online podcasting friend who does a mean interview, has a beautiful singing voice and is gorgeous inside and out. Thank you for your support in this space. 🤗🤗🤗 Everyone else, I adore you but need to start driving home now. 🤣 please start or continue to use your voice. There is someone out there needing to hear it. These are some photos of only some of the amazing women I met this weekend. My heart is full. Ladies, you are amazing! #shepodcastslive #spl19 #empoweringwomen #womenpodcasters #podcastproducers #useyourvoice

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She Podcasts Live 2019: Empowering Women Episode

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
This bonus episode is a small glimpse inside of my experience at She Podcasts Live 2019 – so much fun!
 
I took the opportunity to gather some mid-life (or relevant) podcasters for the opportunity for you to meet them. 
 
Please check out at least one of these amazing women, and enjoy! 
 
Take a listen or read the full transcript below. 
 
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There’s not been a single person I’ve met who hasn’t been willing to somehow bring me along, or ask for something, or give something, and it has really been kind of magical.
~Terri

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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • About some of the amazing podcast producers and hosts I met at She Podcasts Live 2019
    • Christine & Terri’s impromptu thoughts about She Podcasts Live
    • Which of my guests’ podcasts are explicit 

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Episode 38: Michele’s Story, Loving Through the Empty Nest, Raped as a Teenager and How it Changed Her Life

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
In this episode, Michele shares a portion of her life story with us and opens up to show us what helped her get through the remaining emotions and trauma she had from a teenage rape – or should I say, “who helped her.” The gift she received is one we all can learn from for our life. 
 
Your complete presence in any moment will allow you to comfort others in a way that they may not even know they need.
 
I invite you to listen to Michele’s story and share it with anyone who needs to hear it. 
 
Take a listen or read the full transcript below. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • An introduction to Michele
    • Michele’s story of overcoming a teenage rape
    • How Michele tells her story
    • What helped Michele to move on and own her story
    • Michele’s advice to parents
    • What Michele can’t live without
    • And more!

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What have you had to overcome to become who you are today?
  2. How are you telling your story?

Announcements

Episode Resources

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🎙🎙🎙 New episode!🎙🎙🎙 Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend! In this episode, Michele shares a portion of her life story with us and opens up to show us what helped her get through the remaining emotions and trauma she had from a teenage rape – or should I say, "who helped her." The gift she received is one we all can learn from for our life. Your complete presence in any moment will allow you to comfort others in a way that they may not even know they need. I invite you to listen to Michele's story and share it with anyone who needs to hear it. Take a listen, or read full transcript, found on my website (link in bio). https://youremptynestcoach.com/p38/ . 🐦What You Will Learn in this Episode: 🎙An introduction to Michele 🎙Michele's story of overcoming a teenage rape 🎙How Michele tells her story 🎙What helped Michele to move on and own her story 🎙Michele's advice to parents 🎙What Michele can't live without 🎙And more! 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 #EmptyNestPrep #EmptyNestSyndrome #FridayThoughts #NewEpisode #MomHelp #GreenPopsicleSticks #EmptyNestTransition #Patience #KidsAreOffToCollege #Love #DifficultSituations #OvercomingRape #YourStory #yourstorymatters

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Episode 37: Laughing Through the Empty Nest Transition with Jenn Musselman

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
My guest, today, Jenn Musselman, is so much fun. She’s a closet coach, a certified professional life coach with a niche in closet coaching (more about that in the episode), and also manages one of my favorite places to hang out – and get my hair done – Reveal Salon, located in Chester Springs, PA. One visit there and you’ll know why I think of it so fondly.
 
Jenn chose to be open and honest with us in sharing some of the thoughts she’s had as her youngest heads off to college. She surprised herself with a couple of them and one she even had herself questioning, “where did this thought come from?” Now, if you have listened to a few of my episodes or more, you know I view observing and questioning your thoughts as healthy.
 
A special thanks to Jenn for joining me and for opening up to us in this way. May you find some comfort in what she shares. Take a moment to follow her on Instagram or Facebook while you are here. Links are below!
 
Take a listen or read the full transcript below. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • An introduction to Jenn Musselman
    • The freedom in laughing at your thoughts
    • How your thoughts may be a bit more unusual than what you are used to
    • To consider talking about your emotions and thoughts
    • What Jenn offers as a closet coach
    • What Jenn is addicted to
    • And more!

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What is the wildest thought you have had leading up to or going through the empty nest transition?
  2. Do you think Jenn should do stand-up because I think she’d be great! 

Where to Find Jenn

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🎙🎙🎙 New episode!🎙🎙🎙 Hello, my Empty Nest Friend! My guest, today, Jenn Musselman, is so much fun. She's a closet coach, a certified professional life coach with a niche in closet coaching (more about that in the episode), and also manages one of my favorite places to hang out – and get my hair done – Reveal Salon, located in Chester Springs, PA. One visit there and you'll know why I think of it so fondly. Jenn chose to be open and honest with us in sharing some of the thoughts she's had as her youngest heads off to college. She surprised herself with a couple of them and one she even had herself questioning, "where did this thought come from?" Now, if you have listened to a few of my episodes or more, you know I view observing and questioning your thoughts as healthy. A special thanks to Jenn for joining me and for opening up to us in this way. May you find some comfort in what she shares. Take a moment to follow her on Instagram or Facebook while you are here. Links are below! Take a listen, or read full transcript, found on my website (link in bio). https://youremptynestcoach.com/p37/ . 🐦What You Will Learn in this Episode: 🎙An introduction to Jenn Musselman 🎙The freedom in laughing at your thoughts 🎙How your thoughts may be a bit more unusual than what you are used to 🎙To consider talking about your emotions and thoughts 🎙What Jenn offers as a closet coach 🎙What Jenn is addicted to 🎙And more! 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 #EmptyNest #NewEpisode #GreenPopsicleSticks #Quote #EmptyNestPrep #YourEmptyNestCoach #EmptyNestCoach #FridayThoughts #Humor #Laughing #CollegeParent #newemptynest

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Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 19: Let’s Talk about Extracurriculars

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
I am unbelievably excited to have Carolyn Allison Caplan AKA Admissions Mom as a guest on my episode, today. Honestly, I could have spoken with Carolyn for hours, but, alas, I had to return to work from my lunch break.  But, no worries, we already discussed having her back on the podcast. Yay! 
 
In this episode, we chat about those extracurricular activities that are so necessary for a college application. Carolyn’s viewpoint is one that I adore, and her heart for the students she assists is evident and infectious. Seriously, take a look at the karma this amazing lady has on Reddit! Good stuff!
 
Whether you have a kiddo heading off to college in the next few years or not, there are tremendous nuggets of wisdom in this conversation with Carolyn. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed chatting with her (look at that screenshot)! As always, thanks for listening!
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • How important extracurricular activities are in the college admission process.
  • Is there a magic number of extracurricular activities?
  • Is there such a thing as too many extracurricular activities? 
  • Should I, as a mother, be concerned about my child’s lack of participation in school activities?
  • The importance of leadership in your own life.
  • Carolyn’s Star Shaped Philosophy
  • Great Community extracurricular activity suggestions.
  • How awesome Houston’s weather is most of the year
  • And more!

Announcements

Episode Resources

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Did AdmissonsMom give you a new perspective on extracurriculars? 
  2. How do you feel about extracurriculars? 

Where to find this episode’s guest, AdmissionsMom:

All College Topic Podcast Episodes:

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Extracurricular Activities. 🎙🎙🎙 🎙🎙 What you will learn in this episode: 🎙 How important extracurricular activities are in the college admission process. 🎙 Is there a magic number of extracurricular activities? 🎙 Is there such a thing as too many extracurricular activities? 🎙 Should I, as a mother, be concerned about my child’s lack of participation in school activities? 🎙 The importance of leadership in your own life. 🎙 Carolyn’s Star Shaped Philosophy 🎙 Great Community extracurricular activity suggestions. 🎙 How awesome Houston’s weather is most of the year 🎙 And more! ➟ https://youremptynestcoach.com/p19/ 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 . . . . . #NewEpisode #EmptyNestPrep #EmptyNestSyndrome #EmptyNest #podcast #thoughts #midlifecoach #emptynester #ParentalAnxiety #ChildInHighSchool #ParentofHighSchooler #KidsAreOffToCollege #MomHelp #extracurriculars #ExtraCurricularActivities #collegeapplication

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